Archives & COVID-19
COVID-19 Service Changes
Due to COVID-19, the Barnard Archives & Special Collections reading room and office are physically closed until further notice. Staff continue to work remotely and can support researchers, students, faculty, staff, and alums with research requests; please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting in September 2020, a staff member is on-site sporadically, offering resumed limited scanning and remote reference services. Please email email@example.com with specific requests, listing if possible the collections (and if applicable the specific materials) which you are interested in or which for you want to request scans. You can use our finding aids to narrow your request.
We hope to resume limited in-person appointments as soon as possible, dependent on limited staffing capacity and public health guidance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to an email list to be notified when in-person appointments are available.
Our digital collections provide remote access to a fraction of our total collections, including digitized yearbooks, the school newspaper, photographs, oral histories, and Barnard Center for Research on Women documents.
Documenting COVID-19 at Barnard
Archives staff are working on a project to document the impact of COVID-19 on the Barnard community. We are collecting official communications from the College, archiving websites, and building a collaborative collection with the Barnard community.
We welcome your voices:
- Share a website, news story, or social media feed/post that reflects the impact of COVID-19 on Barnard for inclusion in a collaborative web archive (submit via this form)
- For faculty: if you have added or are thinking about adding a journaling or other documentation-based assignment to your syllabus, email email@example.com to discuss a class or individual donation to the archives.
- We welcome other donations of materials documenting COVID-19 and its impact on the Barnard community; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how to transfer digital or paper/analog records to the archives.